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1940 MERCURY Convertible Coupe: a modernized classic street rod professionally built with a rust-free original show car. Where rarity and desirability intersect to create value, this epitome of beautiful full fat-fender curves was recognized in the NSRA Street Scene magazine when entered in the Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals. This tastefully modified, well engineered rendition of the second year of the Mercury - described by its Ford designer Bob Gregorie as more important looking (with its longer hood, wider body, and fuller, better proportioned fenders) than the stubby appearance of its smaller FORD cousin - is a beautiful unique example of a pre-war fat fender survivor. The modernized, lowered, mild California raked stance (not a skirted tail-dragger), all-Ford drive-train and chassis consists of modified/reenforced orig. X-frame accommodating a 1989 Mustang GT 5.0 HO (Mass Air injected), AOD w/trans cooler, Lincoln Versailles 9 rear, parallel leafs, Mustang II IFS and 2014 front brake upgrade to Wilwood heavy duty finned 11 rotors to improve the power 4 wheel discs. Care was taken to preserve the Art Deco originality of the dashboard instruments in addition to the working rotating antenna, adapting the original steering column and shifter to a trans shift kit, and power steering (integrating a modified 42 Mercury steering wheel and horn ring to maintain its period look). Vintage Air, TEAs Design seats, seat belts (3 pt. front), and LED taillights and 3rd brake/running light enhance comfort and safety. The all important wheel treatment was addressed in 2013 by mounting the Diamond Back radials on 15 powder coat big andamp; little steelies to accommodate the Merc. caps unique to 1940, with trim rings. This classics convertible value is bolstered by its distinct look whether top down or up. When up, the blind quarter premium fabric top enhances its pre-war convertible coupe appeal. The well cared for 55k miles is consistent with the good condition paint (w/some flaws) of this mechanically sound reliable driver. With its great sounding custom dual exhaust -not too loud- and its vintage beauty, you will thoroughly enjoy the experience of head turning cruisin and car show interest in the uniqueness of this pre-war gem. A set of vintage steel skirts, digital graphics for a 40 Merc tribute T-shirt, the Street Scene photo issue, and orig. 1940 Mercury brochure are included. Reduced, Asking $49,900. Please call 719-547-2021 for details.
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